CKSRI Seminar Series 2024 “Key technology and application of cable-driven parallel robots"

11:00am - 12:00pm
UC Meeting Room G01A, CKSRI, HKUST

ABSTRACT: This seminar has invited Prof. Zhufeng Shao, Associate professor of Mechanical Engineering Department at Tsinghua University to discuss the key technology and application of cable-driven parallel robots.
As an essential part of intelligent manufacturing, R & D, manufacturing, and application of robots become the important manifestation to show the national scientific and technological innovation ability as well as the level of the industry. The cable-driven parallel robot (CDPR) combines cable drive technology and parallel mechanism theory, which inherits the high acceleration and load capacities of the rigid parallel robots, and further obtains significant improvements in workspace, lightweight, and energy efficiency. The CDPR embodies the cutting-edge trend of the fusion of rigid and flexible mechanisms, reflects the advanced lightweight design, and is a crucial direction for robot science and technology development. The CDPR has an irreplaceable important role in the fields of industry, national defense, science, and technology.
This talk will take “China Sky Eye” (Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical radio Telescope) as an example to introduce the research on technologies related to large-space cable-driven parallel robots based on the rigid-flexible series configuration, explain the innovation of high-speed cable-driven robots based on the rigid-flexible parallel configuration, and illustrate the application of the above technologies in industry. The core advantages and the recent development focus of the cable-driven parallel robot are summarized as an end.

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Speakers / Performers:
Prof. Zhufeng Shao

SPEAKER(S): Zhufeng Shao is an associate professor of Mechanical Engineering Department at Tsinghua University, senior member of China Society of Mechanical Engineering, member of national industrial foundation expert committee, editorial board member of Defense Technology journal and member of national professional standards technical committee. He is also the director of intelligent equipment and system research center at Tsinghua University WUXI research institute of applied technologies. His principal research interests are high-performance robots and intelligent manufacturing. He has published 42 SCI and38 EI papers, issued 6 approved national standards related to intelligent manufacturing, obtained 48 authorized Chinese invention patents and 16 software copyrights. He has won the China patent silver award (2021), the second prize of natural science of the ministry of education, the special prize and the second prize of China machinery industry science and technology award.

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